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Old 01-15-2013, 10:23 PM   #11
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You can make hashbrowns in it.
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Old 01-15-2013, 10:33 PM   #12
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We love our waffle maker. It doesn't flip and it's just great. Can't remember the brand, but am glad we have it. I like waffles much more than pancakes.
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We have two cheap $10 ones from Walmart. I make waffles once a month and freeze 50ish waffles to eat for breakfast. Pop them in the toaster on the freezer setting and they are great. We usually eat ours plain or with peanut butter for a quick healthy breakfast on days DH and I are both getting ready for work.

The problem with the fancy round waffle makers is that the leftover waffles are too big to fit in most toasters. I was happy to buy cheap square waffle makers so we could have a super easy option for reheating.

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Old 01-16-2013, 06:33 AM   #14
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Re: Is a waffle maker worth it?

I loved my waffle maker until it died. After dh used it It seems my appliances lose the will to live whenever dh uses them. I have the baby cakes waffle stick maker now but I haven't used it yet. Christmas gift. I also have the pancake maker from baby cakes which I love! I make a big batch of pancake batter and leave it in the fridge. The pancake maker heats up in like 2 minutes. It makes 2 perfect pancakes in like 5 minutes. Love it! Perfect for making ds breakfast in the am and I like that I don't have to use oil to cook the pancakes in. One of these weekends, I will cook up a bunch of the waffles and put in the freezer. That's what I used to do with mine. Then just pop in the toaster like an eggo waffle.

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Old 01-16-2013, 06:38 AM   #15
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Re: Is a waffle maker worth it?

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Yes! There are so many fun things you can do besides making waffles. And I use my pancake recipe with an added cup of cake mix to make waffles in it. If you search pinterest you can get more ideas. You can pop open a can of pilsbury cinnamon rolls and cook them in a waffle maker too.

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We have done that - YUMMY! And easy, too. But it's difficult to sub in the more "natural" brands - they didn't work as well.
We have a Cuisinart waffle maker that the plates flip over to a solid surface (and it can lay open flat) so it can be a griddle, panini press, etc.
We got it to replace a broken Foreman grill and love, love, love it. We don't use it TERRIBLY often - maybe once/month - but in our teeny-tiny kitchen we have never once suggested getting rid of it to make space.
We like to make a gigantic batch of buttermilk waffles (eat some), freeze flat and then pop into freezer bags for homemade toaster waffles!
I would recommend getting a multi-tasker like ours, as it is very useful and doesn't take up any more space than a regular. Removeable, dishwasher-safe plates are a bonus.
Oh - should mention that ours makes 1 gigantic waffle that pulls apart into 4 at the seams - does that make sense? Totally fits in the toaster.
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Old 01-16-2013, 01:28 PM   #16
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We use ours to make big batches of waffles that we can freeze and then crisp up in the toaster for easy breakfasts - or dinners, if it's that kind of day. We do that maybe once a month, and almost never use it in between those times. Not sure what brand it is, maybe GE?
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Old 01-16-2013, 01:35 PM   #17
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Re: Is a waffle maker worth it?

I agree, get the griddler from cuisinart and buy the waffle inserts. We use our griddler near daily.
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Our warring pro takes up a lot of room but I LOVE it. It's the kind that flips.
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I can't cook pancakes well but love our waffle maker! I ise it about once a week. It doesn't flip but the waffles are perfect and I'm picky...
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